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Cry Wolf (2005)

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Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

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Jeff Wadlow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Yates Erica Yates ... Becky
Julian Morris ... Owen
Lindy Booth ... Dodger
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Miss McNally
Gary Cole ... Mr. Matthews
Jared Padalecki ... Tom
Jesse Janzen Jesse Janzen ... Randall
Paul James ... Lewis
Sandra McCoy ... Mercedes
Ethan Cohn ... Graham
Kristy Wu ... Regina
Sabrina Gilbert Sabrina Gilbert ... Game Player
Ashleigh Pixley Ashleigh Pixley ... Game Player
Shauna Sauls Shauna Sauls ... Game Player
Ranel Johnson Ranel Johnson ... Game Player
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Storyline

Nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. When a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's" next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real. Written by focus features

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Nobody believes a liar...even when they're telling the truth. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living the Lie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,551,000, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$10,047,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,585,495
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rogue Pictures, Hypnotic See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the rehearsals for the lying game, the cast had to stay in character. If they ever said their own names by mistake, Jeff Wadlow would kick them out the room. See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) When Dodger and Owen are talking outside the Halloween party, Dodger's cape is over her right shoulder. When Owen walks away after they finish talking, her cape is pulled back off of her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Randall: Can I borrow your car?
Tom: Yea man, you know, just leave the keys on the tire and don't get any blood on the back seat.
Randall: I wouldn't dream of it. I want this to be special, you know, like in the middle of the woods up against a tree.
Regina: You're a pig.
Randall: You're a dyke.
Regina: Die a violent death.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sea Lion
Written by Sage Francis, Will Oldham and Alias
Performed by Sage Francis, Will Oldham and Alias
Courtesy of Epitaph
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User Reviews

 
It's a good thriller with very cool twists
18 March 2006 | by ipekmineSee all my reviews

I'm glad that I didn't care the ideas of a few critics who said it's a boring, unsuccessful Urban-Legend-try. I think Cry_Wolf is way better than most of the thriller movies I've seen recently. The cast is well-chosen, the infamous names end up with good performance and Jon Bon Jovi does a great job as an actor. The twists in the story and the main idea is really, really cool. There aren't horror/thriller clichés in the movie, and surprises keep coming till the last minute as questions keep showing up in your mind through the 90 minutes, which sure keeps the interest high. All in all, I truly liked the movie and i can recommend it highly.


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